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Pods For Bunk Beds

Camino(s) past & future
Portugués, Francés, Le Puy, Rota Vicentina, De Soulac, Norte, Madrid-Salv-Primitivo
#1
Hi, I would like to compile a list of albergues/hostels/gites that have pods for bunk beds, each with their own light, power socket and curtain. Can you add any more to the following (any camino route)? Thanks so much!
Jill

I have updated the list here.

Are there any pods in Lisbon?

Camino Francés:
St Jean Pied de Port – Gite Makila
Pamplona – Casa Ibarrola
Pamplona – Albergue de Pamplona
Estella – Agora Hostel
Población de Campos – Albergue La Finca
Bercianos del Real Camino – Bercianos 1900
León – Globetrotter Urban&Hostel León
Palas de Rei – Albergue Zendoira
Santiago de Compostela – The Last Stamp Albergue (no curtains)
Santiago de Compostela – Albergue Compostela (no curtains)

Camino Portugués:
Porto – Bluesock Hostels
Porto – Nice Way Porto Hostel
Porto – The Passenger Hostel
O Porriño - Alojamiento Camino Portugués
Arcade - Albergue Lameiriñas (no curtains)
Padrón – Albergue Rossol
Padrón – Albergue Corredoiros
Padrón - Albergue Camiño do Sar

Camino del Norte:
San Sebastian – A Room In The City

Camino Finisterre
Finisterre – Albergue Oceanus (no curtains)
Muxia – Albergue Arribada
 
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Camino(s) past & future
Portugués, Francés, Le Puy, Rota Vicentina, De Soulac, Norte, Madrid-Salv-Primitivo
#7
Looking at their pictures I don't see what I consider to be "pod" beds like those at Casa Ibarrola with privacy shade/curtain.
I noticed that too, so have added it to my list, but added “no curtains”. The curtains are such a luxury! Being able to put my bra on in the morning without squirming around in my sleeping bag and getting tied up in knots, or admitting defeat and going to the loo, is such bliss!
Jill
 

Kiwi-family

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Past: (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)-Frances, Baztan, San Salvador, Primitivo, Fisterra,VdlP, Madrid
#8
Minus the curtain but with a lockable drawer under the bed that fits a whole person is the newest (2015) albergue in Arcade, whose name escapes me.
Camino Portuguese
 
Camino(s) past & future
St.Jean-Santiago (2017)
#10
On the Norte

Postel Bilbao
Heros Kalea, 7, 48009 Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain
poshtelbilbao.com

I'm in Room 1, Bed 12 in Poshtel (Bilbao) as I type this and I can confirm there are no curtains on the beds in this room.
But it does have a USB jack for charging electronic devices. (Note no 220v outlets at the beds so you have to have a USB cord)

-jgp
 
Camino(s) past & future
Portugués, Francés, Le Puy, Rota Vicentina, De Soulac, Norte, Madrid-Salv-Primitivo
#11
Hi Kathy, thanks for the link, it looks really nice, but I’m not seeing any pods on their website. By pods, I mean, a totally enclosed bed space, with complete privacy.
 

poogeyejr

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Norte, May 2011
Norte, Sept 2013
Started the Frances, 2017
#12
Hi Kathy, thanks for the link, it looks really nice, but I’m not seeing any pods on their website. By pods, I mean, a totally enclosed bed space, with complete privacy.
You are right - deleted the post. I just pulled out my photos. I was sure there were curtains! :rolleyes::confused::rolleyes:

. . . and I thought they were built in!
 
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Camino(s) past & future
Roncesvalles-SdC Apr-Jun 2015
Roncesvalles-Sarria Sep-Oct 2017
(2019: Planning to return!)
#13
a lockable drawer under the bed that fits a whole person
Thanks @Kiwi-family - I just about spat my coffee all over the keyboard! It must be the cold-bugs in my brain, but for some reason this put such a picture in my head, I'll be laughing about it all day!
 

notion900

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
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#14
Could you just wear a soft bra to bed and change to a normal one in the bathroom.
 
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martyseville

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
a/a
#15
Interesting, never seen such "pods" and done three Caminos.
Guess I stopped in the wrong places.

Do these pods make it nicer for the bed bugs?? teasing....

But, does sound like a good idea. Wow lights, USB, curtains... never knew of such luxury.
 

CaminoDebrita

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances SJPP to SdC Oct/Nov 2015
Frances Burgos toSdC March/April 2016
W. Highland Way August 2016
Camino Somewhere September 2017
#16
I loved Casa Ibarolla in Pamplona. When I barely limped into Pamplona from Zubiri, I was so exhausted, and had become very ill from being enclosed in close surroundings in humidity with very ill French women (who would not open the *&() window at night).

I stumbled up into the city, almost delusional in exhaustion and illness, and just made it in. The very kind owner--one of the brothers--gave me the nickname of "princess grandmother," and we were soon laughing. He was so kind. Within not too much time, I was cleaned up, sipping something, and getting into my pod, where I rested until a friend came by, bringing me chocolate.

They let me stay there for an extra night, and the rest was blissful. They had books there, and I found a good one to read, and utilized the little shelves in the pod, finding good places for my phone, my book, my torch, my medications. It felt like heaven. When I started walking again, it was like leaving family behind. I will be back there.
 

owms2323

Credential question
Camino(s) past & future
Camino de Frances (2014) Camino Frances (2016) Camino Finisterre/Muxia (2017)
#20
Hi, I would like to compile a list of albergues/hostels/gites that have pods for bunk beds, each with their own light, power socket and curtain. Can you add any more to the following (any camino route)? Thanks so much!
Jill

Camino Francés:
Pamplona – Casa Ibarrola
Población de Campos – Albergue La Finca
Palas de Rei – Albergue Zendoira

Camino Portugués:
O Porriño - Alojamiento Camino Portugués
Padrón – Albergue Rossol

Camino del Norte:
San Sebastian – A Room In The City
The Last Stamp in Santiago
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (Sept 2016)
SDC/ Finesterre/ Muxia (2016)
#22
awesome place Arribada Albergue in Muxia ( curtains, sockets, light, wood steops upto upper bunks,full blankets, stone foot soaking pool , silent glass auto sliding doors, multilingual receptionist, roof top lounging chairs)
 

Suzanne H

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Baztan and Frances 2017
#26
Add: Bercianos del Real Camino (Frances)
(1st bar/albergue as you enter town, the name is eluding me)
New albergue with 16 pods, including curtains, and great bathrooms. $15 per night. Restaurant and bar a little expensive (in comparison) but very nice digs. Pay a little extra for sheets, blankets, or towels. Has washer/dryer.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Portugués, Francés, Le Puy, Rota Vicentina, De Soulac, Norte, Madrid-Salv-Primitivo
#29
Hi
Can anybody add any more pods to my list?

(See first post.)

Thanks!
Jill
 
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Camino(s) past & future
Portugués, Francés, Le Puy, Rota Vicentina, De Soulac, Norte, Madrid-Salv-Primitivo
#30
Porto - Bluesock Hostels, Nice Way Porto Hostel
Pardon - Albergue da Portela
Oops, I re-read the posts and see that I missed the two in Porto from luvtravelling.

Having trouble identifying the Albergue da Portela though. Gronze shows it is 6 euros per night with usual dorm beds. So is there another albergue in that area that has the pods?

Jill
 
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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2013)
Camino Portuguese (2017)
#32
Oops, I re-read the posts and see that I missed the two in Porto from luvtravelling.

Having trouble identifying the Albergue da Portela though. Gronze shows it is 6 euros per night with usual dorm beds. So is there another albergue in that area that has the pods?

Jill
I apologize. Look at Albergue Camino Do Sar in Padron.
 

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